What’s Happening, Sept. 18, 2014 _lowres

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Menchie’s celebrates with free yogurt

Menchie’s frozen yogurt chain is celebrating its one millionth cup of yogurt sold in Louisiana by offering free frozen yogurt to guests in all Louisiana locations. Get your free 8-ounce cup of yogurt between noon and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. The millionth cup of yogurt was sold to Denham Springs resident Candace Tennison, who was awarded a year’s worth of frozen yogurt.

Louisiana Sisters sets happy hour at Huey’s

Sip a delicious Louisiana Sisters Bloody Mary or Dirty Martini for $5 during the 5:30-8 p.m. happy hour Thursday, Sept. 18, at Huey’s Bar, 350 Third St., Baton Rouge. Taste Louisiana Sisters All Natural Spiced Bloody Mary Mix, New Orleans Spiced Martini Olive Juice and New Orleans Spiced Olives. For more information, please visit the Facebook event facebook.com/events/288970371286873/.

Kay Ewing to sign new book on Sept. 20

Kay Ewing will be signing copies of her latest cookbook, “The Final Course!,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at The Royal Standard, 16016 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge.

“The Final Course!” is filled with recipes and menus from cooking classes since the publication of Ewing’s third cookbook in 2005 until her retirement in 2013. Get 10 percent off the purchase of Ewing’s cookbooks at the event, where samples will be served. Ewing’s cookbooks, which include “A Second Course” and “A Third Helping,” are also available at The Royal Standard and on Amazon.com.

Wine dinner to serve South African spirits

New Orleans’ Commander’s Palace, 1403 Washington Ave., is holding a dinner to celebrate the wines of the Sadie and Badenhorst families.

The dinner, set for Friday, Sept. 19, will feature young winemakers from South Africa, Adi Badenhorst and Eben Sadie, and their wines from the Swartland Mountain area.

The five-course paired dinner, featuring chef Tory McPhail’s award-winning cuisine, conclude with the Sadie Family Mev. Kirsten Chenin Blanc, 2012, which is recognized as the oldest Chenin Blanc vines in South Africa.

Seating is limited. Call (504) 899-9591. CommandersPalace.com.

Irish Whiskey Dinner set for New Orleans

Bourbon House, home of the New Orleans Bourbon Society, is holding an Irish Whiskey Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Cost is $50 plus tax and gratuity.

The menu includes hors d’oeuvres, a first course of Scotch Egg Salad, a second course of Smoked Seafood Cioppino, third course of Pulled Brisket and a fourth course of Freckled Bread Trifle.

An Irish whiskey expert will be on hand to answer your questions. For reservations, call (504) 522-0111.

Bite and Booze, Irish House throw bash

Jay Ducote, of Bite and Booze, and chef Matt Murphy from New Orleans restaurant The Irish House, are teaming up for the Louisiana Brewers Bash in celebration of Louisiana Craft Brewers Week, Sept. 22-27.

At the Brewers Bash on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Irish House, 1432 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, nine south Louisiana breweries will be represented. Attendees will be able to taste a total of 18 beers, including some beers that can only be tasted at this event. Murphy will also prepare beer-inspired Irish pub food.

“Being under one roof with all nine south Louisiana breweries is sure to bring a unique experience to beer lovers in the Big Easy,” said Ducote.

Tickets are $45 and include 18 3-oz. pours, a souvenir tasting glass, food and other goodies. Buy tickets online at brewersbash.eventbrite.com.

American Italian Center hosts tasting

The American Italian Cultural Center, 537 S. Peters in New Orleans, will host a wine tasting from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.

The tasting will feature the following wines from the regions of Piedmont, Lombardy and Tuscany in Northern Italy: Brolio Riserva Chianti Classico DOCG 2010, Dogliani Superiore Vigna Tecc DOCG, Barbera d’Alba Ciabot Camerano DOC, Rocca Delle Macie Vernaccia Di San Gimignano and Berlucchi Cuvee 61 Brut

The tasting will be led by Peter Patti, local wine and spirit specialist with Republic National Distributing Co., and will include a tasting and a short presentation on the region, vineyard history and winemaking process. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information and registration, visit americanitalianculturalcenter.com.